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Minnesota reaches goal of being capable to administer 20,000 COVID-19 tests per day

The ability to do so is thanks to those at The University of Minnesota and Mayo Clinic

MINNESOTA — In April, Governor Tim Walz set a goal of being able to test 20,000 people per day in Minnesota by early June. As of Monday, that goal has been reached. “The reason we reached those goals was not me and me alone,” said Walz. “It was about a collaboration amongst our great institutions like The University of Minnesota,…

Minnesota reaches milestone of 20,000 daily COVID-19 test capacity

The state has completed a total of 592,955 tests to date.

ST. PAUL, Minn.–Minnesota has reached its goal of completing 20,000 COVID-19 tests daily. Gov. Tim Walz announced the milestone during a press conference on Monday. Walz also said the state has completed a total of 592,955 tests to date. The Mayo Clinic and the University of Minnesota were major components to reaching the goal. Both sites are not able to…

2nd Lady says VP Pence wasn’t aware of mask policy during Mayo Clinic tour

Watch the latest video at foxnews.com Second Lady Karen Pence says in a Fox and Friends interview that her husband, Vice President Mike Pence, didn’t know about Mayo Clinic’s mask policy while at the facility. “It was actually after he left Mayo Clinic that he found out they had a policy asking everyone to wear a mask. So, someone who’s…

VP Mike Pence doesn’t wear mask during tour of Mayo Clinic

ROCHESTER, Minn. – Vice President Mike Pence tours Mayo Clinic to see how doctors are treating the coronavirus. Pence visited with people who recovered from Covid-19 and are donating plasma. The hope is the antibodies from the patients will help defeat the virus in those getting a transfusion. Pence thanks the clinic for what he says leading on this treatment….

Essentia Health Launches Serology Testing

The Serology tests will be sent to Mayo Clinic Laboratories.

FARGO, N.D.–Essentia Health has begun serology testing in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Serology testing will help determine if someone has had recent or prior infection with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. According to Essentia Health physician Dr. Elena Rodgers-Rieger, serology testing is “a blood-based test that looks for the presence of antibodies, which are produced by the immune…

Minnesota will be able to test 20,000 per day for COVID-19, Gov. Walz announces

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Gov. Tim Walz announces the state has built the capacity to test as many as 20-thousand Minnesotans per day for the Coronavirus. It’s all part of a partnership between the health department, Mayo Clinic and the University of Minnesota. Walz says the collaboration will help assure every person with symptoms gets tested. Funding for the increase…

Sanford Health Treats First Coronavirus Patient with Plasma

Sanford’s first patient receiving the therapy is in Fargo, North Dakota.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP)–Sanford Health says a critically ill patient has received a transfusion of plasma from a recovered coronavirus patient, the first use of the therapy by the health care provider. Sanford’s treatment is part of a national clinical trial to test the effect of blood plasma in treating COVID-19. The use of plasma is for hospitalized patients with…

Norm Coleman Undergoing Surgery to Remove Cancerous Part of Lung

Last August, Coleman said he was being treated for stage 4 lung cancer.

ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) _ Former U.S. Sen Norm Coleman of Minnesota is undergoing surgery at Mayo Clinic to remove the cancerous part of a lung. Coleman posted on his Facebook page that his surgery scheduled for Monday, July 15 would remove about a quarter of his lungs and cut his lung capacity by up to 20%. Last August, Coleman said…

Gov. Dayton to return home Wednesday after 40-day stay at Mayo Clinic

ROCHESTER, Minn. (KMSP) – Gov. Mark Dayton said he expects to return home to the governor’s residence Wednesday after a 40-day stay at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Last week, Dayton revealed he has been in the hospital for the past month following complications from surgery. In Mid-October, Dayton went to the Mayo Clinic, where he had two spinal fusion surgeries to improve…

Minnesota Governor Dayton Remains Hospitalized With Lung Damage

Dayton underwent a pair of back surgeries last month meant to improve his leg strength and had been expected to be released within days.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) _ Gov. Mark Dayton says he suffered lung damage after his latest surgery, keeping him at Mayo Clinic for a month. Dayton underwent a pair of back surgeries last month meant to improve his leg strength and had been expected to be released within days. His office did not formally update his status until Minnesota Public…